SRNL Postdoctoral Researcher - National Security Directorate

The National Security Directorate at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) seeks highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Aiken, SC facility.
We're especially interested in enthusiastic candidates that can demonstrate significant experience in science. Our Postdoctoral Research Associates have initial one-year appointments, with an option to renew for up to three years, depending on project needs and the continued availability of funding. The salary and benefits are competitive. We encourage publication of non-classified results of research efforts, and appreciate candidates that can demonstrate their scientific productivity through peer-reviewed publications and novel research approaches to complex problems.
There are a number of projects in a variety of scientific areas. Depending on the candidate's strengths and interests, the candidate could contribute to aspects of one (or more) of the following areas which include:
  • Molecular biology and omics regarding abiotic stress responses in biological systems
  • Remote sensing in the environment
  • Sorbent development and testing
  • Software development
  • Radiation measurement/detection
  • Bioinformatics
  • Environmental contaminant characterization and behavior
  • Materials science
  • Spectroscopy
  • Analytical chemistry
Location: This job will be located at Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC.
Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits.
Hours: Full-Time
Expected Start Date: The position is full-time and expected to begin in June 2017. The selected candidate will be a temporary employee of ORAU working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at SRNL. The initial project is one year, with an option to renew for up to three years, depending on project needs and the continued availability of funding.
Eligible applicants must:
  • Be a US Citizen,
  • Be currently pursuing a Ph.D. or have earned a Ph.D. within the past 5 years preferably in Chemistry, Earth and Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life, Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Other Physical Sciences, or other related degree from an accredited university or college within the last 60 months, and
  • Be capable of obtaining a security clearance.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
Successful candidates will have:
  • Experimental laboratory experience,
  • Critical thinking skills,
  • Data processing skills,
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize the above skills into effective experimental design, execution, and reporting; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
It is desirable for the applicant to have:
  • Experience in scientific writing,
  • Experience using graphic design software,
  • Experience in computer science.
For general application process questions and program eligibility, please contact: SRNLPostdocProgram@orau.org.
Information on the Savannah River Nuclear Laboratory can be found at http://srnl.doe.gov/.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments are made through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
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